Breathe freely home page http://breathefreely.org.uk/ Visit BOHS main website - opens in a new browser; http://www.bohs.org/

Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry

Link to download health infographic http://breathefreely.org.uk/assets/lung-disease-infographic.pdf

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC IN PDF FORMAT

HI Standard is a management tool for managers responsible for their organisation's health and safety, to help them prevent and control employees

The HI Management
Standard

This tool is for use by managers responsible for health and safety on construction sites.

It contains instructions, 8 assessment framework tools that relate to the 6 leading indicators and finally an action plan.

The tool is Available for download in PDF and Microsoft Word Formats.

HI Standard is a management tool for managers responsible for their organisation's health and safety, to help them prevent and control employees

Sign up for the HI Standard here

Demonstrate your commitment to protecting the health of your workers by pledging here to adopt the HI Standard.

RPE Fact sheet on
facial hair

A PDF download that outlines facts & best practice for the use of Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) when issued as a means of control to prevent the inhalation of hazardous substances at work where users have facial hair.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS
TOOLKIT

Toolbox Talks &
Visual Standards

A concise summary of the health hazards arising from the construction industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

Powerpoint downloads

COSHH Guide

Managing health risks and understanding how occupational hygiene fits into the construction industry.

PDF & Word downloads

Site Checklists

These checklists will help you on site in managing workplace health risks in relation to the following:

  • COSHH
  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Silica

They will help you to pinpoint weaknesses and give tips on things you need to be aware of or have in place.

Breathe Freely -
an overview

A concise summary of the health hazards arising from the construction industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

Protecting workers health in construction

Managing health risks and understanding how occupational hygiene fits into the construction industry.

What can an occupational hygienist help with?

Understand the role of occupational hygienists and how they can help you. Health risk assessments, control measures and training and communication.

Trade fact sheets

Find out about the hazards and risks for specific trades including understand the hazards, control options, managing the risk and workplace exposure limits.

Best Practice Case Studies

Supporting case studies from actual construction projects which show real benefits from control solutions putting occupational hygiene into a construction site context.

A3 Supporter banner with lung disease infographic

Infographic in the form of a printable pdf. Contains useful facts and figures

UPCOMING EVENTS

Breathe Freely Roadshow

London, 4th November

The event is aimed at anyone working within the construction industry with a responsibility for the health and safety of workers.

The event is sponsored by RVT group.

TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT - CLICK HERE

Spotlight on Silica

joint presentations from BOHS,  IOSH and HSE

BOHS has teamed up with HSE and IOSH in a joint initiative to promote awareness of occupational cancer caused by exposure to silica dust.

These events are free to attend, speakers from BOHS, HSE and IOSH will enlighten delegates about the associated health risks from exposure to silica, the role of occupational hygiene in protecting workers, and providing practical examples and case studies showing how the risks from silica can be managed.

  •   Event Details
      (click here for more )

    Details

    Speakers from the HSE, BOHS and industry will talk about.

    • The scale of the problem around occupational ill-health - and who's at risk on our construction sites;
    • An overview of the main hazards on construction sites, how to identify them and, importantly, how they can be controlled;
    • Practical advice and tools to take away and use in the workplace to help improved standards in how worker health is being protected;
    • Good practice, with case studies from across the sector

    Delegates will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and to network with like-minded individuals.

    Date, location and timings are:

    Friday 4th November 2016

    8.30am Registration and breakfast

    9.00am start

    12.30pm close

    Grand Connaught Rooms

    61 - 65 Great Queen Street London, England, WC2B
    Link To Website

    If you have any problems or questions, please email sharon.brunt@bohs.org

  •   Spotlight on Silica Events
      (click here for more )

    BOHS East Midlands and Yorkshire branch

    26-Sep-16, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

    HSL in Buxton

    IOSH Speaker: Philip Baker
    BOHS Speaker: Damien Eaves
    HSE Speaker: Mark Flynn/Julian Delic

    North Staffs

    03-Oct-16, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

    Training ctr, Wistanton Rd Business Ctr, Crewe

    IOSH Speaker: John Lacey
    BOHS Speaker: tbc

    Humber Branch

    05-Oct-16, 10.00am - 12.00pm

    Country Park Inn, Hessle Foreshore, Hull, HU13 0HB

    HSE Speaker: tbc

    Isle of Man

    06-Oct-16, 1.30pm - 4.00pm

    IOM Construction Federation
    (previously known as IOM Employers Federation),
    23A The Village Walk, Onchan, IM3 4EB, Isle of Man

    IOSH Speaker: Graham Parker
    BOHS Speaker: TBC

    Midland Branch West District

    20-Oct-16, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

    Ramada Telford, Forge Gate, Telford

    IOSH Speaker: Phillip Barker
    BOHS Speaker: TBC

    Bristol and West Branch

    10-Nov-16, 8.00am - 10.00am

    Concorde room, BAWA Club, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS347RG

    IOSH Speaker: John Lacey
    BOHS Speaker: Tania Cresswell
    HSE Speaker: Ian Smart

    Edinburgh Branch

    22-Nov-16, 5.00pm - 8.00pm

    Craiglockhart Campus, Napier Edinburgh University,
    219 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

    IOSH Speaker: Karen McDonnell
    BOHS Speaker: Rupert Balfry/Helen Person
    HSE Speaker: Mark Ashby

    South West Branch

    18-May-17, 1.00pm - 3.30pm

    Boringdon Park Golf Club, Plympton

    IOSH Speaker: Philip Baker
    BOHS Speaker: TBC

    Tyne and Wear Branch

    15-Jun-17, TBC

    Durham Emirates Cricket Club (tbc)

    IOSH Speaker: Tim Briggs
    BOHS Speaker: Mark Holmes confirmed

     

SUPPORTER STATEMENTS

SPONSORS

We are grateful to our sponsors, whose funding and support enables us to develop and deliver materials and events for the construction industry.

If you would like to find out more about sponsoring the Breathe Freely campaign,  email sharon.brunt@bohs.org

As a leader in safety and founding member of the HSE’s Construction Dust Partnership, Arco takes the issue of long latency occupational diseases, such as occupational lung disease, extremely seriously and fully supports the great work of the BOHS and its Breathe Freely campaign.

We already have a solid partnership with the BOHS which endorses our Construction Dust Expert Guide and are confident that together with BOHS members we can help to reduce the incidence of occupational lung disease in the construction industry.

Paul Ness, Divisional Director of Safety Equipment, Arco.

 

CLICK HERE TO LINK TO ARCO

PARTNERS

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Constructing Better Health Logo : http://www.cbhscheme.com/ : CBH is a non-profit membership scheme dedicated to help the Construction Industry
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Land Securities Logo: http://www.landsecurities.com/
http://www.macegroup.com/ ; Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, offering highly integrated services.

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